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Yesterday I showed you the roof of wood of La Vraie-Croix chapel, now here is the chapel seen from outside ! Surely one of the most surprising chapels you can see in Brittany : it is built on two floors and a road passes under the high chapel. You can enter into the chapel by two rock stairs on both north and south sides of the chapel. The view here is the south one. The chapel was built at Knight Templar era in 13th century. It was rebuilt in 16th and 17th centuries. The chapel hosts a relequary which is said to contain a piece of the True Cross, the one on which Jesus Christ was crucified. It is said it was brought here by a knight of Saint John of Jerusalem Order coming back from a crusade with a piece of True Cross. He stayed one night in the village but he couldn't find the relic and had to leave without it. The relic was found later in a magpie nest top of a May tree. Magpies are well known as thieves ! The villagers took the relic out of the nest, but the day after the relic was back in the magpie nest ! The villagers understood this as a God's sign and decided to raise a chapel at the place of the tree to house the relic. You still can see it today inside the chapel. No need to say it is very well protected !

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)
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